Accountability Pillars

Since the introduction of the renewed funding framework in the mid 90’s, Alberta Education has required school boards to publish, annually, the results achieved through its Accountability Pillar and in 2010 its FNMI Accountability Pillar. The purpose of these Pillars is to increase emphasis on achieving outcomes, reporting results and using results for informed decision-making for the purpose of improving programs and student results in subsequent years. In early May, an interim report is provided to boards for use in preparing their three-year education plan. A complete report is provided in early October, when the achievement test and diploma exam results are available. The updated report is published in boards’ Annual Education Results Reports.

Recognizing the value of this transparent system, during the 2009/10 school year the jurisdiction developed an RVS Accountability Pillar to ensure the progress and achievements of its “made in Rocky View” Three Year Plan also were reported and used by schools in improving results. Presented below are the 2010-2011 statistics available for both Rocky View Schools' and Alberta Education's Accountability Pillars.

Rocky View Schools' Accountability Pillar

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Notes to Rocky View Schools' Accountability Pillar

  • RVS' qualitative measures are based on the results of a satisfaction survey administered in June, 2011, with all staff, all grade 4 - 6 students, and all parents. In total, 1,305 surveys were completed by staff, 8,086 by students and 1,921 by parents, for a total of 11,312 surveys completed.
  • Results presented through RVS’ Accountability Pillar were rounded to the closest whole number with = to or > .5 rounded up and <.5 rounded down. For consistency Alberta Education Results also were presented in this fashion throughout the report. Actual results, five year trends and provincial comparisons for all Alberta Education measures can be found in the Appendix.
  • RVS’ Accountability Pillar was established in 2008/09 by the jurisdiction.

Alberta Education Pillar Summary

RVS' Five Year Result Tables

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Notes to Alberta Education Pillar

  • PAT results are a weighted average of the percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Excellence) on Provincial Achievement Tests. The weights are the number of students enrolled in each course. Courses include: English Language Arts (Grades 3, 6, 9), Science (Grades 6, 9), French Language Arts (Grades 6,9) and Francais (Grades 6,9).
  • Diploma results are a weighted average of percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Elcellence) on Diploma Exams. The weights are the number of students writing the Diploma Examination for each course. Courses include: English Language Arts 30-1 and 30-2, French Language Arts 30-1, Francais 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Applied Mathematics 30, Biology 30, Science 30.
  • Overall evaluations can only be calculated if both improvement and achievement evaluations are available.

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Pillar

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Notes to FNMI Pillar

  • PAT results are a weighted average of the percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Excellence) on Provincial Achievement Tests. The weights are the number of students enrolled in each course. Courses include: English Language Arts (Grades 3, 6, 9), Science (Grades 6, 9), French Language Arts (Grades 6,9) and Francais (Grades 6,9).
  • Diploma results are a weighted average of percent meeting standards (Acceptable, Elcellence) on Diploma Exams. The weights are the number of students writing the Diploma Examination for each course. Courses include: English Language Arts 30-1 and 30-2, French Language Arts 30-1, Francais 30-1, Pure Mathematics 30, Applied Mathematics 30, Biology 30, Science 30.
  • Overall evaluations can only be calculated if both improvement and achievement evaluations are available.

 

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